• Vinyl floor tiles and vinyl sheet flooring.
• Patching compounds and textured paints.
• Pipe insulation and furnace ducts.
• Wall and ceiling insulation.
• Take precautions when you tear up, remove, cut, scrape or sand any materials you suspect may contain asbestos.
• If the asbestos material is isolated or doesn’t pose a threat, leave it alone; seal it with paint or (in small areas) duct tape; cover it with a new surface such as wallboard.
• If it is deteriorating or must be removed, have an experienced contractor do it using precautions to avoid exposure to fibers or from spreading them into the house.
• Upholstered furniture.
• Heating ducts.
• Doors, windows, and air leaks that allow particles to enter from outdoors.
• Exposed, worn, or damaged surfaces on building materials such as particleboard or vinyl-asbestos flooring.
• Install a central vacuum system vented to the outside.
• Install a ventilation system with a filter for incoming air.
• Add an effective air filter to your forced-air heating system.
• Remove carpets or other sources of dust and allergens.
• Reduce moisture levels causing mold and mildew problems.
• Caulk and weatherstrip thoroughly to prevent outdoor irritants from getting in.
• Do without pets or build a facility outside for them.
• Old house paint (especially that made before 1950) on interior and exterior of home, notably,
on window frames, window and door trim, railings, baseboards, radiators, walls.
• Plumbing pipes and the service connection into homes (before 195os).
• Solder used to join water pipes in modern homes.
. Miscellaneous household items (ceramic pottery, lead crystal, hobby materials.
• Have old paint lab-tested for high lead content, especially before major renovations.
• Leave paint undisturbed if it is not accessible to children and if it is in good condition.
• Do not create any dust from leaded paint when young children or pregnant women are living in the house.
• Replace doors, windows, or trim covered with lead paint, or strip and repaint them away from the house.
• If you want paint removed, have it done by a trained contractor. This work will be dusty, Move the family out of the house during the work and clean up thoroughly before moving back in.• Have your water tested for lead content. Recommended levels are below io parts per billion. If results show high lead levels replace old plumbing; install a point-of-use water purification device in your kitchen for drinking and cooking; secure a better source of lead-free water for drinking and cooking.